|The body of the robber|
A suspected armed robber was shot and killed during a gun duel with the police on Thursday at the Ikoku Roundabout in Port Harcourt. Two of the gallant policemen were also injured in the process.
The armed robbers had attempted to shoot one of the....policemen, who had ordered him and his group to get down from their car, a Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle.
Unfortunately for him, the policeman, who was identified by his colleagues as Destiny, was the first to pull the trigger during the incident, which occurred at about 12.30 pm.
It was gathered that the remaining occupants of the vehicle ran out into the crowd, a situation that made it impossible for the policemen to shoot.According to source, the suspected armed robbers, had dispossessed one of their victims of the sum of N500,000 immediately he drove out of a new generation bank within Mile 3 axis of Port Harcourt.
Oblivious of the fact that the police had got wind of their operation, the armed robber drove into traffic and when a group of policemen, who apparently laid ambush for the hoodlums asked them to get out of the car, they refused while one of them decided to take the policemen head-on.
With one of the armed robbers gunned down, there was pandemonium within the area as a result of the deafening sound of gunshots, just as two of the policemen were shot by one of the hoodlums in the hand and thigh.
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